Slightly more weight, higher maintenance and the average rider has no idea about setting up suspension to work properly.
I agree with both those things, but I was thinking that the sort of people who actually buy £2.5k bikes like this are more mature and way more serious about riding than someone who just buys MBUK and wants a FS because they are told they want one.
It's not the real weight though, it's the way it feels heavier.
Fair point. But the saying it feels heavier implies it's more of a slog to ride, when your times suggest otherwise. Defo, it can't be as agile and nimble as the Explosif but then again I see that as a tool for a specific purpose.
I guess the point I'm trying to make is that if I could only have one bike for the rest of my life, it would be something like a Five.